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In case you missed the hoopla live . . .

I’ve got a lot of reading to do!  Though I read a lot this year, each year at the beginning of each February I start fresh with a checklist of the great titles I missed.

Of course, this was a big week for kids’ books and media.   If you somehow missed ALA’s Youth Media Awards live, because you couldn’t make it to Chicago or you just couldn’t bring yourself to trudge down to the McCormick Convention Center in the blizzard, no prob.

Of course, the whole thing–including the announcements of the prestigious Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, and Coretta Scott King Book Awards–was broadcast live.  You can view the encore of the 2015 webcast at your convenience.  You can see a list of all the 2015 winners on I Love Libraries website.

But there’s more.  While we know and love our own ALA awards, The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) offers its own prestigious book awards and shares a discussion with the authors and illustrators of those titles.

From History to Homonyms is a Hangouts on Air discussion of  Charlotte Huck Award for fiction for children that has the potential to transform children’s lives and the Orbis Pictus Awardfor given to titles of outstanding nonfiction for children, with authors and committee members and led by NCTE president Kathy Short.  The conversation features authors and illustrators Kwame Alexander, Cece Bell, Jen Bryant, and Melissa Sweet.

NCTE also shares an interview with Orbis Award winner Candace Fleming, author of The Family Romanov.


Joyce Valenza About Joyce Valenza

Joyce is an Assistant Professor of Teaching at Rutgers University School of Information and Communication, a technology writer, speaker, blogger and learner. Follow her on Twitter: @joycevalenza


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